Chris Ryan was born near Newcastle in 1961, and in 1984 he joined the SAS, completing tours in many different parts of the world. He also worked extensively in the counter-terrorist field serving as an assaulter, sniper and Sniper Team Leader on the Special Projects team. For his escape from Iraq during the Gulf War he was awarded the Military medal. He left the SAS in 1994, and now lives in the United States. He is the author of five bestsellers: "The One That Got Away; "Stand By, Stand By; "Zero Option; "The Kremlin Device; and "Tenth Man Down.
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"John J. Nance is the author of Pandora's Clock, The Last Hostage, and Medusa's Child among others. He is an aviation consultant for ABC television network and airline correspondent for Good Morning America. Nance is also a licensed aerospace attorney and a full-time working airline captain for a major U.S. carrier. He lives in Tacoma, Washington."